Twitter War Between Saudi Clerics And Al-Qaeda Supporters

Special Dispatch Series No. 4784,  June 12, 2012

An intense argument is playing out on Twitter between Saudi clerics and Al-Qaeda supporters. The argument started after Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri accused Saudi Arabia of collaborating with the U.S. and persecuting the mujahideen and their supporters, and called upon the Saudis to rise up against their regime like some of their Arab neighbors have done. Also in the background was a statement made recently by a Saudi diplomat held hostage by AQAP in Yemen, who confessed that Saudi Arabia is helping the U.S. in carrying out drone attacks on AQAP leaders.

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